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FJNE FOR THE BABY.
A baby basket on the porch,
where the youngster can get a
quiet snooze and plenty of air at
the same time, is a thing every
house with a baby in it should
have. And it can be had with
little trouble or expense by any
person who can tie a hard knot or
wield a paint brush.
" A common, ordinary clothes
basket is secured, to the. four corr
ners of which a length of stout
clothes line is attached. Tw.o
hooks are fastened in the ceiling
of the porch and the basket is
swung by the ropes from these
Heavy cord is tiedTrom rope to
rope about two feet from the
basket and this is used as a frame
on which to hang a mosquito net
ting. The basket is painted or
stained, as the fancy dictates. The
cord framework can be used to
support a wind shield of heavy
cloth, -denim is a-gtrocHdndr'and a
cover over the top of the basket.
With plenty of bedding in the
bottom of the basket and the cov
erings properly adjusted, baby
can be made as comfortable as in
a crib and get plenty of air.
WATERMELON PICKLES i
I. Boil 10 pounds of water
melon rind in pure water until
tender. Drain the water off and
make a sirup of 2 pounds of white
sugar, 1 quart of vinegar, y2
ounce of 'cteves and 1 ounce of
cinnamon, Pour the sirup over - .
the rind, boiling hot, 3 days in
succession. Bottle and seal.
II. Pare off the green part of
the rind. Cut the white part into
strips of desired size and cover
with boiling water in which a)
pinch of alum" has been dissolved.
Let stand over night in this, then j
soak several hours in fresh cold J
rain water. Place in preserving I
kettle and cook m fresh hot
water till tender. Have ready a
sirup made of equal parts of vine
gar and sugar. Cook in this a
stick of cinnamon, several sliced
lemons (without seeds) and a lit
tle ginger-root. When thick and
well flavored place the drained
melon in this and cook till it is.
Take out the melon, place in
jars. Boil down the sirup till
thick. Pour over the rinds and
.Lemon juice ana a little salt
will remove all stains from white
ivory knife handles.
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